Am I A Racist?

Am I A Racist?
Am I a racist? What a strange question to be faced with. Actually, I wasn’t faced with that exact questions recently, but something similar.   To paraphrase the letter I received from a conservative friend of mine: So I’m wondering about something and you always have insightful answers. If our president would of said something instead... Read more »

Let's Talk About New Years Evolutions

Let's Talk About New Years Evolutions
I sit here as a bitter bastard. That’s totally how I feel right now.  I feel like I made it through the War of 2017… Sidenote:  Henceforth, this is how we will refer to the presidential election period of 2017, including the aftermath and fallout of the the election.  Much like the Civil War, we... Read more »

Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues!

Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues!
There is nothing like standing in the presence of greatness. Now, I’m no great blues aficionado.  I honestly wish I knew more about blues than I do, but even if the simple name doesn’t precede him, it only takes about 5 seconds on guitar for you to recognize the greatness of Buddy Guy!  The man... Read more »
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Unpublished Throwback: Did You Know There Was A Peace March and Rally In Chicago Thursday? And It Was Awesome

Unpublished Throwback: Did You Know There Was A Peace March and Rally In Chicago Thursday? And It Was Awesome
Note: This blog was originally created on October 29, 2017, but was never published. Today, I had the privilege of an attending a peace march and rally here in Chicago.  In fact, I was the guest speaker. The rally was organized by the community of teachers and students at Dr. Martin Luther King Academy for... Read more »

Let's Talk About Self-Care

Let's Talk About Self-Care
…because it seems like everyone is talking about self care. Don’t believe me?  Just Google “Self-Care” and you’ll be hit with everything from magazine articles, to college courses on the topic. It’s a hot topic. Back in November, I was seeing an article making the rounds on Facebook.  Authored by Brianna Wiest and coming from... Read more »

Have You Heard Don't Be A Dick?

Have You Heard Don't Be A Dick?
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge podcast fan.  I’m currently subscribed to 22 different podcasts, and that’s after I cut back.  LOL. I’m a bit of a fiend. I’ve even played around with the idea of starting my own podcast.  Which, takes a bit of technical know how and savvy…none of which... Read more »
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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! What Will You Give?

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! What Will You Give?
If you hadn’t guessed by my snazzy title, tomorrow, November 28, 2017 is Giving Tuesday!   If you’re not familiar with #GivingTuesday, get hip!  From what I can gather, Giving Tuesday started in October of 2012.  Even in it’s inaugural year, the day had a large list of corporate partners, including Sony, Skype and Mashable.... Read more »

Reflecting on this Chilly Thanksgiving Day

Reflecting on this Chilly Thanksgiving Day
The Holidays are tough for me. Mostly because they are intended for family. My family and I have been strangers for most of my life. And in all honesty, I don’t know them any better than they know me.  Well, what’s left of them. My father was the glue that held it all together.  When... Read more »

Let's Talk About Marilyn Manson and His Performance in San Bernardino

Let's Talk About Marilyn Manson and His Performance in San Bernardino
If you haven’t heard, allow me to quickly go over what happened. Recently, Marilyn Manson (if you don’t know who Marilyn Mason is…aka “The God of Fuck”…well, he’s a rockstar) was injured while performing on his “Heaven Upside Down” tour.  In his return back to touring since being injured, he was wheeled out on stage... Read more »
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Have You Read Chicago's Gun Trace Report?

Have You Read Chicago's Gun Trace Report?
I suppose an easier question is did you know that Chicago released a gun trace report?  If you have yet to see it, click on the picture below to read it…I’ll wait.   Now, I’ve been meaning to post on this topic since the report was released last week.  However today, I heard two things that... Read more »